Chose this hotel based on price and its location to the Franconia/Springfield Metro. I was a little leery going in, based on the location, a small triangle of a spot between an off ramp and a few streets. We were on the third (of five) floors, near an end, and I appreciated that there was ample parking and easy access to the rooms. We returned to the hotel after midnight, and I was not worried about our safety in the parking lot.
I was pleasantly suprised by the vinyl plank flooring--I liked that it seemed easier to clean than carpet, and there didn't seem to be a noise/echo issue (also a concern). The room was poorly lit with just three table lamps, but that wasn't a big deal. The two garbage cans in the room were also very small. The fan/temperature control worked well and was neither too loud nor too quiet. The two beds did not seem to be the same age, as one caved in a lot more when I sat on it (again, not really a big deal, and I slept fine in that bed).
The two biggest surprises--the cable TV did not have HGTV or Food Network. I don't think I've ever been in a hotel that doesn't. It did have several dozen other, lesser known channels, and my daughter had no complaints about the in-room wi-fi. The other surprise was the breakfast! I've only had a better free hotel breakfast at a Courtyard! This one included make your own waffles and pancakes, fruit, yogurt, cereal, bacon, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, a nice little coffee/hot chocolate machine, and much more (too much for me to remember just a day later). The breakfast room had plenty of seating, even with a lot of guests, and was very well staffed, with constant replenishment.
If you want a fancy hotel or luxury room, this definitely isn't it. But if you're looking for a place to stay on the cheap, this is a very good option for a lower line hotel. I used a prepay-type website and correctly guessed which hotel I was getting, paying about $65. This was worth it. less